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Feb 28, 2014

In episode six of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast, your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher join the hunt as Ryan gets ever closer to his prey and things start to get a bit messy for Joe and his “family.”

Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast
Episode 6 – Fly Away

While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut, it seems that season two just might be something special and as such worthy of its own podcast.  Your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher have certainly taken notice and feel discussion is a must.  Join us this and every week as we rundown the episode and offer insight into what the future may hold.

Episode six is a real game changer for all the players along for this season’s ride.  Ryan finally asks for help and Luke and Mark are out for revenge after the events of last week’s episode.  Mike Weston checks in and seems to have developed some anger issues and Lily has a plan for Joe and the rest of the “family” but as you might suspect, Joe has other plans.  Some major plot twists at the end make this episode some “must see” stuff.

Dave finds it a little hard to find a “Plot hole of the week” but Doc is on his game as he “Puts a name to the face”.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to follow The Following.

Feb 28, 2014

Knights of Badassdom (2014) from director Joe Lynch is a film with a troubled past, surviving struggles and hardships on its journey to VOD and DVD release. The film remains in the minds of fan anticipating its release. The HNR grue-crew tackle the film to see if the wait was worth it, to see if it lives up to the hype and the suspense.

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top Horror Comedies of the week talking about Gremlins, a comedic Leatherface and the always brilliant Tom Atkins. Doc steps in to discuss the premiere showing of a low budget independent feature from North Carolina director Brett Mullen called Bombshell Bloodbath. Dave ends the show with the Horror News of the Week with information about GodzillaGuardians of the Galaxy and a loving tribute to Harold Ramis.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani are back again this week for another fantastic episode of Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast.

 

00:02:32 – Knights of Badassdom 
Director Joe Lynch teams up with writers Kevin Dreyfuss and Matt Wall to film a horror comedy about LARPing. What? Yup. LARPing. The film, Knights of Badassdom, centers around a band of live action role-players who stumble across a long-lost tomb from the Middle Ages with spells that raise a killer, blood-thirsty succubus. The films stars fan favorites Ryan (True Blood) Kwanten, Steve (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Zahn, Peter (Game of Thrones) Dinklage, Summer (Serenity/Firefly) Glau and Jimmi (White House Down / House of Cards) Simpson.

 

00:32:11 – Top 5 Horror Comedies 
Thomas takes a look a the history of laughter mixed with terror, gore and scares that both delight and devour its audiences. Thomas presents his Top 5 Horror Comedies.

 

  1. House  (1986) 
  2. Gremlins (1984) 
  3. Night of the Creeps  (1986) 
  4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2  (1986) 
  5. The Frighteners  (1996) 

 
00:50:25 - What Have You Been Watching - Bombshell Bloodbath 
Doc is thrilled to share his experience at the Greensboro, North Carolina premiere of Brett Mullen's Bombshell Bloodbath, a promising independent film. The film has a heavy Italian cinema influence from the story structure to the cinematography to the music from Umberto. The film is full of zombie gore and zany antics and Doc sings high praises for the film and the director.

 

01:00:25 - Horror News of the Week for 02/24/2014 
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with sad news relating the death of comic legend Harold Ramis, most famously known as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984). The gang shares their fond memories of seeing his many films over the years. Dave can barely contain Doc's excitement as Thomas begins to talk about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer from Marvel Entertainment and James (Slither) Gunn. Not to be one-and-done, Dave follows this up with news about Godzilla, the full shot is finally out there, the roar is now fully realized and the trailer is coming (it's here!). Bates Motel on A&E is getting its own "after-show" much like The Talking Dead. Dave is thoroughly creeped out by the icky, spider-y chills in the poster released for Utero. Yuck!

 

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Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Feb 26, 2014
It takes more than just a great product to get your film seen, a film maker must get their film out there in front of people, get it seen, both with audiences and professionals alike, including news venues, colleges and potential distributors. "Beat the streets," if you will. Director Peter Dukes joins Doc Rotten on this episode of The Future of Horror to illustrate how being persistent, believing in your work and networking has strong benefits and is an important process for any film maker.
 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
 
 
 
Director Peter Dukes, from Dream Seekers Productions, is a film maker on the verge of breaking into feature film. His short films, such as The Beast with Bill Oberst Jr. and Little Reaper, are gaining him high praises and serious notice from fans and the film community. Peter has dozens of shorts completed and is negotiating feature film deals for the near future, things are looking impressively promising for this talented director. But, even so, Peter still finds time to promote his catalog, continuing to reach out to news sites, film festivals and podcast shows, much like this one. It is that quality in his work ethic and efforts that are crucial to his standing out among the crowd. He joins the show today to share his approach to getting behind his films from promoting to marketing to networking.
 
 
You can find out more about Peter Dukes and Dream Seeker Productions at these links:
 
Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.
Feb 25, 2014

Join your hosts Thomas Mariani, Dave Dreher and Doc Rotten each and every week as they take all the ingredients from the week's episode, run it over their delicate palettes and then spew forth with a breakdown that is sure to leave you screaming for desert.

With the first season of NBC'S HANNIBAL, show runners Bryan Fuller and David Slade were able to take a highly successful film franchise and convert it to the small screen.  Taking a character like Hannibal Lecter and making him TV friendly is no small task; but, Mads Mikkelsen brings his own flair to the character and pulls it off.  Telling the story of Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter prior to the events in the film RED DRAGON, fans are treated week after the week to one bizarre event after another. On this episode of the podcast Thomas, Dave and Doc hit all the highlights.

 

What season two has in store is still a bit of mystery but we run down what we know and serve you up the perfect appetizer to the season two premiere.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at thomas@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to bring you our recipe for fear with Horror News TV Hannibal Fan Podcast.

 

Feb 23, 2014

Join us this week as we follow Donald Pleasence and Victor Wong on a metaphysical journey that will question our beliefs, our perception of reality and what is...evil. We are covering John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness on episode 65 of the Monster Movie Podcast.

Throughout 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina horror host Ormon Grimsby is bringing a classic film from the Eighties straight the Doc Rotten's door. This month, Ormon and Doc are revisiting the second film in Carpenter's apocalyptic trilogy, Prince of Darkness.

"This is not a dream... not a dream. We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver. We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference. You are receiving this broadcast as a dream."

Joining Doc on this episode is returning co-host Ormon Grimsby. He continues his adventures revisiting the classics of the 1980's by bringing the Scream Factory Blu-Ray over to Doc's mausoleum. They dastardly duo share their thoughts, insights and knowledge of the film on the podcast as they discuss how it was made, how Alice Cooper got involved and the quantum physics that are involved. Well, not too much on the last bit, it's all so confusing. Woot! But they do spend considerable amount of time on the topic of "just how long are those opening credits anyway?"

After recapping, reviewing and reliving the film, Doc and his co-hosts count down Ormon Grimsby's top 5 Apocalyptic movies, films that toy with the end of the world.

  1. Threads (1984)
  2. Miracle Mile (1988)
  3. The Last Night (1998)
  4. John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
  5. Prince of Darkness (1987)

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Feb 23, 2014

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Jamie McRoberts is an independent film director out of North Carolina, from Mutantville Productions, with numerous shorts and feature films under her belt, including G.H.O.S.T. and Tales from Mutantville. He also has a film series called Muticia's Movie Morgue. The second edition is set to appears at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival in Charlotte, North Caroline in late March of 2014 along with his long in production feature C for Chaos. Each year, for the past three years, Jamie has been the program director for the Film Festival featured at the Mad Monster Party horror convention where he has featured films such as Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (the ultimate director's cut of Nightbreed) and Maniac along with dozens of shorts films and independent features.

 

Jamie joins Doc on episode 3 of the Future of Horror to delve into the world of Horror Film Festivals. What does it take to get your film noticed. What do you need to do to capture the attention of the busy, frantic convention audience. How do you stand out. Jamie brings a number of guidelines and helpful hints in what to do and what not to do when your film appears at a Film Festival. He shares insight into the selection process and how to pay attention to the feedback received from fellow filmmakers, audience members and professionals. For Jamie, the most influential feedback came from George Romero when the famous director sat on a review board in North Carolina judging many independent films including an early entry from Jamie himself.

 

You can find out more about Jamie McRoberts and Mutantville Productions at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

 

Feb 21, 2014

In episode five of The Following Fan Podcast, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher face off once again to breakdown the twists and turns of this ever evolving second season of Fox's hit television show,The Following

Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast
Episode 5 – Reflection

While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut, season two continues to prove that it is something special and extraordinary, worthy of its own podcast. Co-hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher are taking notice and feel discussion is a must. Join Doc and Dave this and every week as they rundown the episode, offering insight into what the future may hold.

Episode five takes a dark turn as Ryan’s desire to find Joe takes a step towards obsession and we find out more about Joe’s new found “family” and just how crazy they all might be.  Joe has some fun in the “kill room” and Emma frowns a lot.  Dave and Doc disagree a bit on the direction of the show but, in the end, they both agree that season two is much different - and much improved - than season one.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” should really be title the “plot hole of the season” and Doc once again amazes and mystifies when he “Puts a name to the face.”

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at docrotten@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to review the show on Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast.

Feb 21, 2014

Robocop (2014) revisits the territory blazed by Paul Verhoeven in the 1987 original film, except watered down for a PG-13 audience. To be fair, the remake is geared more as a straight-laced action flick with heavy sci-fi overtones and one singularly frightening scene of extraordinary body-horror. What will the grue-crew think?

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes featuring films like Little Shop of HorrorsDawn of the Dead and 12 Monkeys. Wait. What? Yup, it's a remake.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani also tackle the "What You Have Been Watching" segment for this week discussing the hit HBO show, True Detective. Dave closes the show with the Horror News of the Week with updates on Penny DreadfulThe Purge: Anarchy and Beetlejuice 2

 

00:02:22 – Robocop 
Jose Padilha directs the modernization of the campy classic with his film, Robocop (2014). The film shifts its focus away from the camp and the satire to bring a drama heavy action flick with varying success. Vixen, sharing her passion for robot films, sings high praises for the film, opinions shared by Doc. However, Thomas is less than impressed while still finding many elements to enjoy. Dave rides in the middle for what Thomas proclaims to be a very middling film. Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton dominate most of the conversation while the comparisons to the original 1987 film are unavoidable.

 

00:41:25 – Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes 
Thomas takes a look a the history of remakes scouring for a collection of re-imagined films that succeeded but were never given enough respect with his Top 5 Under Appreciated Remakes.

 

  1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers  (1978) 
  2. Little Shop of Horrors  (1986) 
  3. The Blob (1988) 
  4. Twelve Monkeys  (1995) 
  5. Dawn of the Dead  (2004) 

 

01:00:05 - What Have You Been Watching - HBO's True Detective 
Thomas and Dave share how incredible HBO's True Detective has become over the past five weeks. Much of the success of the show rides on the shoulders of its two stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, along with its ground breaking multiple time line structure. Highly recommended television.

 

01:11:05 - Horror News of the Week for 02/10/2014  
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with rumors of renewed discussions between Michael Keaton and Tim Burton about returning to Beetlejuice 2. Horror on TV is huge this spring with Dave spotlighting the new Hannibal and Penny Dreadful trailers. Just for Santos, Dave shares news that Jessica Alba has signed to star in a found footage film called The Veil. Chiller TV is releasing a documentary from the team behind Cropsy called Killer Legends. And the trailer for The Purge: Anarchy has the grue-crew curious about the upcoming sequel.

 

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Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Feb 19, 2014

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Christine Parker is an indy director out of North Carolina with numerous shorts and three feature films under her belt, including A Fist Full of Brains and A Few Brain More. Christine is both filming and editing her fourth full length movie, Fix It In Post, for her film company Adrenalin Productions. She is joining us today to not only talk about her films but to discuss how crowd funding is changing how film makers like herself can finance their next project. She reveals the preparation necessary to start a crowd funding project and the importance of having an established following, a keen eye on networking and a formulated plan for both the crowd funding endeavors and the film itself.

 

Fix It In Post is currently filming in and around Raleigh, NC. The film is an apocalyptic horror comedy with a dash of zombies, promising to be a hell of a lot of fun. While Christine has already completed her first round of crowd funding at Indigogo, she is continuing her efforts at Go Fund Me in order to raise the money for post production and completing her film score. Like many independent films, Christine is wrapping up the filming of the feature over the weekends through out a nearly year long schedule with the help of fellow NC actors, technicians and effects artists - whom she affectionately calls her extended family. Her partner at Adrenalin Films, Bill Mulligan, not only serves as the co-writer of Fix It In Post but also co-stars in the film, provides the special effects and supports the filming doing every odd job possible. Check out the progress of the film below.

 

You can find out more about Christing Parker and Fix It In Post at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Feb 17, 2014

Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show's host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to create horror films.

 

Mike Joy is set to film his first horror script Dead Afterlife. He has a producer behind the film and a director attached. Funding is being secured along with numerous crownfunding campaigns. The film is well on track to begin shooting sometime in the next 12 months. Mike joins Doc to recount what it has taken thus far to realize his dream of becoming a screenwriter and getting his film to the screen. He reveals how key networking was to his success, how believing in your script and sharing it with those you trust led him on a remarkable journey.

 

Just to give you an idea of what is in store for Mike Joy's Dead Afterlife, take a look at the cast. Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies, Children of Sorrow, Circus of the Dead) stars as the antagonist while Andy (Grimm, Alien Rising) Gates lands the lead role as Donald Conlee. Supporting roles go to such famous names as Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley and Austin Idol. Jared (12/12/12, Alantic Rim) Cohn is set to direct.

 

You can find out more about Dead Afterlife on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEADafterlife

 

Thanks for listening to the first episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will be an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Feb 14, 2014

Welcome to the first episode of the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast with your hosts The Black Saint and Doc Rotten. Each month, the show will revisit one of the classic - or not so classic - horror films from the Seventies: b-movies, blockbusters, grindhouse gems and z-grade dreck. It's all about the films that shaped a generation of horror fans and the future of horror films as well.

 

For the first episode, The Black Saint has chosen the Rick Baker effects spectacle, The Incredible Melting Man from 1977. The movie was billed as "The First New Horror Creature," whatever that means. While Doc admits he walked out of the film back in 1977, The Black Saint loves the film, loves the cheese and all the zany nonsense. 

 

Decades of Horror 1970s 
Episode 1 – The Incredible Melting Man (1977) 

 

The Incredible Melting Man is a grand example of horror from the 1970s, ambitious, practical effects and out there - striving to reach new ground and make a lasting impression, regardless of how successful it may be at any of those goals. On the special features of the terrific Shout Factory Blu-Ray edition, director William Sachs sighs that most audiences didn't "get" the movie and its message; surprisingly, The Black Saint freely admits he too has no idea what Sachs is talking about with the film, but he still loves all the goofy plot holes and the terrific, gooey effects from legendary artists Rick Baker. 

 

We want to hear from you, our valued listeners:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1970s podcast hosts at theblacksaint@decadesofhorro.com or docrotten@decadesofhorror.com.

Feb 14, 2014

In episode four of Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher breakdown the happenings in this very character driven episode and while the action may be a little subdued it is still a very intense hour.

While season one of The Following was certainly a strong debut it seems that season two just might be something special and as such worthy of its own podcast. Your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher have certainly taken notice and feel discussion is a must. Join us this and every week as we rundown the episode and offer insight into what the future may hold.

In episode four we really start getting down and dirty as we delve deeply into the backstory of all the major players. Lily and the twins appear to have ulterior motives for their games as Emma plays along and is rewarded with an amazing reunion. Ryan and Max strike out on their own and one of them ends up in a potentially dangerous situation. Meanwhile Joe reaches out to an old friend who ends up having an interesting tie to the FBI. Does it all sound a bit confusing? Don’t worry Doc and Dave have got your back and explain it all.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” revolves around the cult being able to figure things out a little to conveniently as Doc once again blows your mind when he “puts a name to the face.”

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at dave@horrornewstv.com or docrotten@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to Horror News TV The Following Fan Podcast

Feb 12, 2014

Nurse 3D is a campy, trashy but oddly entertaining new release from director Douglas Aarniokoski starring Paz de la Huerta as Abigail Russel a psychotic, murderous nurse with a passion for blood and mayhem. The HNR grue-crew review the gory, R-Rated slasher-fest.

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing his Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror featuring films like Fatal AttractionThe Devil's Rejects and the underrated, under-appreciated Orphan.

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher and Thomas Mariani also tackle the "What You Have Been Watching" segment for this week discussing the hit animated film, The Lego Movie. Dave closes the show with the Horror News of the Week with updates on The Walking DeadBates Motel and Zombeavers. Wait. What? Zombeavers? Oh, yeah!

 

00:02:22 – Nurse 3D 
Can the HNR crew really take Nurse 3D seriously? Is it the Showgirls of horror? High camp or pure garbage? The grew crew are here to answers those questions and much, much more. Bwah-hah-hah. Nurse 3D is a goofy, satirical horror slasher film with an outrageous (and somewhat frustrating) lead performance from its uber-hot star, Paz de la Huerta.

 

00:28:42 – Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror 
What better way to celebrate the insanity in Nurse 3D than to revisit some of the most notoriously unstable women in cinema with Thomas Mariani's Top 5 Homicidal Women in Horror.

 

  1. Ophan (2009) - Ester (Isabelle Fuhrman) 
  2. Fatal Attraction (1987) - Alex Forrest (Glenn Glose) 
  3. House of 1,000 Corpses / The Devil's Rejects (2003/2005) - Baby Firefly (Sherri Moon Zombie) 
  4. Single White Female (1992) - Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh) 
  5. Friday the 13th (1999) - Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) 

 
00:39:35 - What Have You Been Watching - The Lego Movie 
Thomas, Santos and Doc love The Lego Movie far too much to let its release go totally unnoticed. The HNR gang share their thoughts of and appreciation for this delightful, imaginative film.

 

00:49:01 - Horror News of the Week for 02/10/2014 
Dave Dreher starts off the Horror News of the Week with the return of AMC's The Walking Dead. The whole gang chimes in on what they thought of the hit zombie TV's shows first show of its second half of season 4. IFC Midnight is releasing a found footage film called The Den. The trailer has caught Dave's imagination. Stephen King shows up a lot in HNR News and this week it is all about The Cell. Horror is terrorizing TV across the dials, Dave spotlights the full trailer for season 2 of Bates Motel. Then Doc cannot believe his ears, there is a movie called Zombeavers? Woot!

 

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Thomas Mariani: twitter @notthewhostommy. , letterboxd SilentTom
Vixen: twitter @purevixen44

 

Special thanks and a big shout out goes to the band Tear Out The Heart and Victory Records for allowing HorrorNews.Net to sample music from their single Undead Anthem for the podcast’s intro and outro theme music. Check them out and tell them The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast sent you their way!

Feb 8, 2014

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The final episode of the fan podcast for season 3, Coven, is a thought provoking recap of the characters and shocking events that made up Coven featuring witches, voodoo, ghosts, zombies, a Minotaur and Papa Legba.

Doc and Thomas revisit the third season of American Horror Story going character by character, examining their story arcs and highlights, from the great supporting characters like The Axeman, Marie Laveau and Delphine LaLaurie to the witches of the coven themselves: Cordelia, Zoe, Queenie, Nan, Madison and Fiona Goode.

After the recap, Thomas provides his favorite Crazy Moment of the Week of the seaon and Doc shares his favorite Outrageous Theory of the Week. Out of all the nutty things that show creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly shove into a single episode, what could Thomas possibly settle upon? And what theory could possibly come out of Doc’s warped mind to shed any light into the Coven’s bewitching voodoo ways? Listen to the podcast and find out.

Feb 6, 2014

In episode three of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher lead you on a dark journey featuring  Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). The episode is full of twists, turns and plenty of shocking surprises, so many that it make trust a hard commodity to come by.

While season one of FOX’s hit television show, THE FOLLOWING, was certainly a strong debut, it seems that season two just might be something special, more than worthy of its own podcast. Your hosts Doc Rotten and Dave Dreher have certainly taken notice and feel discussion is a must. Join us this and every week as the host of FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING rundown the episode and offer insight into what the future may hold.

Episode three is a turning point for Joe Carroll as his attempt to hide unrecognized falls apart at the seams but he does manage to pick up a new acolyte at the end of the day.

Ryan and Lily seem destined to be together and not even the FBI is going to keep them apart much to the dismay of Mike Weston and company. Luke and Mark are still creepy and Emma joins the team when her old team takes a dive.

Surprises come fast and furious this week, so strap in and pay attention; you are not going to want to miss a second of the fun.

Dave’s “Plot hole of the week” almost ruins the episode for him and Doc once again rocks your world when he “Puts a name to the face” to one of the best new characters introduced in season two.

As always we want your feedback so drop us a line at docrotten@horrornewstv.com or dave@horrornewstv.com and we’ll talk next week as we continue to FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING.

Feb 5, 2014

Big Bad Wolves  clobbers the cast of HNR this week leaving them shocked at what they’ve seen. The Israeli film, which topped Quentin Tarantino’s top of 2013 list, is an impressive psychological thriller containing gruesome effects and violence and intense dialog. The film should not be missed.

 

Thomas continues the theme with the Top 5 of the Week bringing an eclectic group of films comprising the Top 5 Unconventional Revenge Films. He casts asides classics like Deathwish, Kill Bill and I Spit on Your Grave for obscure but incredible films like The Skin I Live In and Takashi Miike’s Audition. Oh,  my, you know this is going to be good!

 

Co-hosts Doc RottenSantos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher,  Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, return with heavy hearts to tackle Dave’s horror news of the week as Hollywood looses a great, a master and “The Extreme.”

 

00:02:22 – Big Bad Wolves 
From Israel comes a vicious little film called Big Bad Wolves that is a real attention getter, for certain. “Bring me the blow torch!” Chills, baby, chills. This film is heavy on the Quentin Tarantino influence which caught the director’s notice prompting him to place the film on his top 10 films of 2013 list. Santos worries that Mr. Tarantino may be blowing smoke in our faces; he is thankful that QT is not and loves the film! In fact so do Thomas, Doc and Vixen. Intense, gruesome and surprisingly funny, Big Bad Wolves is a big hit with the grue-crew.

 

00:25:53 – Top 5: Unconventional Revenge Films 
Thomas bring with him an incredible list of films this week banking off the revenge angle found in tonight’s main feature, Big Bad Wolves. He not only takes a look at revenge flick from the past few decades, but he also singles out the most Unconventional Revenge Films from the list. The list includes a film from the Japanese maverick, Takshi Miike, the humbling Audition. It also contains an early film from The Dark Knight and Inception director, Christopher Nolan, the mind altering Memento. Santos slides in one of his favorites from the Eighties, Ms. 45 and Doc questions if The Crow should be included. But it is Thomas’ favorite, The Skin I Live In, that has everyone talking.

 

  1. The Skin I Live In (2011) – Dir: Pedro Almodovar 
  2. Ms. 45 (1981) - Dir: Abel Ferrara 
  3. Memento (2000) - Dir: Christopher Nolan 
  4. The Crow (1994) - Dir: Alex Proyas 
  5. Audition (1999) - Dir: Takashi Miike 

 

00:48:01 - Horror News of the Week for 02/03/2014 
Dave Dreher wraps up the show with another titillating round of Horror News of the Week. Sadly, the news starts off with the shocking news of the sudden death of acclaimed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It is an incredibly sad loss which has the HNR crew fondly remember many of the actors past accomplishments in film. Peyton Manning and the Browns continue to put Doc in stitches while Dave shares all the horror icons that appeared in the Radio Shack super bowl commercial. David S. Goyer is returning to horror with the cinematic adaptation of The Breach. In remake news, a modern revision of the Aussie hit, Patrick, is finally coming to the States. And, last but not least, the El Ray network have released a trailer and promotional materials for their TV show, From Dusk Till Dawn, that have definitely caught David’s eye. Woot!

 

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Feb 3, 2014

Join us this week as we face down one wickedly sick Momma Voorhees in the granddaddy of all slasher films, Friday the 13th (1980). Camp Crystal Lake has attracted a new group of camp counselors to resurrect the grounds long closed after a series of horrific murders and given the nickname Camp Blood. Unbeknownst to them the killer still lurks in the woods and begins killing them off one by one.

Sean S. Cunningham’s simply plotted but intensely paced gory shocker with FX work from Tom Savini changed the face of horror films starting the slasher craze only hinted at from its inspiration, Halloween (1978).

“Kill her, Mommy! Kill her! Don’t let her get away, Mommy! Don’t let her live!”
” I won’t, Jason.  I won’t!”

Joining Doc on this episode is the co-host of Horror News Radio, the host of Follow the Following fan podcast and the lead news writer for HorrorNews.Net, the one and only Dave Dreher. The two dive right into the details of the classic slasher flick reliving the film’s release, seeing it for the first time, the marketing, the trailer and the magazines that covered it at the time Famous Monsters of Filmland and early issues of Fangoria. Friday the 13th (1980) started a long-running slasher craze with a series of extraordinary effects from the godfather of gore, Tom Savini, who just came of the zombie masterpiece,Dawn of the Dead (1978). The film stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Walt Gorney and a very young Kevin (The Following) Bacon.

After recapping, reviewing and reliving the film, Doc and Dave count down the top 5 kills from the Friday the 13th series.

  1. Kevin Bacon gets an arrow through the neck
  2. Marcie gets  a hatchet to the head
  3. Jason dies sliding down the business end of a machete
  4. Jason violently, effortlessly rips a victim off a door frame he is nailed to
  5. Jason slams a victim tucked in a sleeping bag up against a tree

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Feb 1, 2014

Welcome to The American Horror Story Fan Podcast: Coven. This week, co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani provide a spoiler filled review of American Horror Story: Coven episode 13 starring Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts. The thirteenth episode of Coven is titled “The Seven Wonders” opening with Stevie Nicks belting out the Fleetwood Mac song The Seven Wonders as the young witches – Misty Day, Zoe, Madison and Queenie – prepare to take on the trail of the Seven Wonders.

Another season of American Horror Story comes to a close with “The Seven Wonders.” And the show brings its share of surprises, twists and turns. The whole show is about who will become the next supreme now that Fiona Goode is dead, at the hands of the Axeman. To become a supreme, a young witch must pass and survive each of the Seven Wonders: Telekinesis, Concilium, Transmutation, Divination, Vitalum Vitalis, Descensum, and Pyrokinesis. Who will become the next supreme?

After the recap, Thomas provides his Crazy Moment of the Week and Doc shares his Outrageous Theory of the Week. Out of all the nutty things that show creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk could possibly shove into a single episode, what could Thomas possibly settle upon? And what theory could possibly come out of Doc’s warped mind to shed any light into the Coven’s bewitching voodoo ways? Listen to the podcast and find out.

We also want to hear from you! The American Horror Story Fan Podcast is designed with the fan in mind and listener feedback is encouraged. That’s right, we want to hear from you! To help you out, we have a Speakpipe account set up for you to leave your Voice Messages. Click on this link and leave Doc and Thomas your thoughts. What are your theories? What was the craziest moment of the show? Who’s your favorite character? Which character do you despise the most? The service is free and no number is required, all you need is a PC and mic.

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